In mid-June I was invited to speak on digital heritage at the first meeting of the U.S. Chapter of the Association of Critical Heritage Studies. Held at Arkansas State, the event was organized by Gregory Hansen and Michelle Stefano. There were presenters and attendees there from folklore, history, anthropology, archaeology, library sciences, archives, museums, and other fields. It was a pleasure to spend a few days talking about heritage with people equally passionate about the topic.
This meeting is part of a growing movement to establish critical heritage studies in the U.S., a movement that has grown in recent years abroad (read about it here: http://www.criticalheritagestudies.org/.
Here’s a link to the conference Website for more information: https://criticalheritage.org/2017-meeting/.